Earthjustice

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.

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Friday, May 14, 2021
Court Directs EPA to Better Protect Children from Lead Hazards in Homes and Schools
Today, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider its 2019 hazard standard for lead in dust from deteriorating lead paint, which would tolerate exposure to dangerous levels of lead and to update its long-outdated hazard standards for lead in...
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Ninth Circuit Court Confirms Obama-Era Protections for Arctic, Atlantic Oceans
This morning, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to dismiss the appeal of LCV v. Trump , re-affirming a permanent moratorium on 128 million acres of ocean territory in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. Today’s order recognizes that President Obama’s ban on oil and gas leasing in these vibrant...
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Friday, April 09, 2021
Despite Promises to Listen to Tribes and Fight Climate Change, Biden Administration Allows Oil to Continue Flowing Through Dakota Access Pipeline
Speaking before a federal judge today, representatives from the Biden administration’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers indicated that the agency will not shutter the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), despite the ongoing threats it poses to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the fact that it is operating...
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Tuesday, April 06, 2021
50 Organizations Call on President Biden to Protect Tongass National Forest and Carbon-rich Forests Under U.S. Climate Commitments
50 organizations representing national and local conservation groups, commercial fishing interests, and the outdoor recreation industry, submitted a letter last week to the Biden Administration calling for carbon-dense forests, including the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, to be specifically...
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Friday, April 02, 2021
First 500 Unaccompanied Minors Sent to Toxic Military Base Fort Bliss
Late Tuesday night, 500 unaccompanied children in immigration custody were brought to Fort Bliss, a highly contaminated and potentially hazardous military base in El Paso, TX. Fort Bliss was among several military sites under consideration by the Biden Administration to process and house...
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Monday, March 29, 2021
White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council Brings Frontline Communities into Decision-Making
Today, the White House announced the members of an Environmental Justice Advisory Council tasked with addressing current and historical environmental injustices on impacted communities. President Biden established the advisory council in January by executive order . The following is a statement...
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Earthjustice Applauds Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill
Today, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works unanimously passed out of committee the Drinking Water and Infrastructure Act of 2021. The bill makes several important steps such as reauthorizing the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds, creating a new low-income...
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Monday, March 22, 2021
Private Prison Company Poisoned Immigrants at Adelanto for A Decade
After seven months of investigation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final report and an official Notice of Warning to the GEO Group (GEO) for multiple violations in response to their misuse of the toxic pesticide HDQ Neutral inside the Adelanto Detention Facility (Adelanto...
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Merrick Garland’s Confirmation as New AG Promises Stronger Environmental Protection
Earthjustice Senior VP of Programs Sam Sankar released this statement today on the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Merrick Garland as the nation’s new attorney general: “We at Earthjustice are truly pleased that the Senate has confirmed Merrick Garland as our next Attorney General. Judge Garland’s...
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Friday, March 05, 2021
Over 100 Organizations Urge Biden to Ban Chlorpyrifos
Today, over 100 farmworker, public health, and environmental organizations led by Earthjustice submitted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the Biden administration to ban chlorpyrifos. In December, Trump’s EPA proposed that 11 food uses of the neurotoxic pesticide...
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